By Rebecca Herter
Shirley Chrisco describes her grandson and March’s Student of the Month, Kyle David Chrisco, as “polite, kind and respectful to everyone … an all-around great young man.”
Shirley characterizes her grandson as someone who “will lend a hand to anyone in need,” such as last summer when he painted her porch and steps.
Kyle, 15, is a sophomore at Reidsville High School. He is the youngest of three kids: He has an older sister, Katie, and an older brother, Cody. His parents are David and Casey Chrisco of Reidsville.
“All of our family loves Kyle very much and are all very proud of the young man he is,” Shirley said.
Athletic in nature, he started playing recreation baseball and basketball around 6 or 7 and continued until he was 13. During those years his father coached him.
The most important thing he learned from his father was the basic fundamentals in these sports. He also played on the school golf and wrestling teams, but of all the sports, tennis and basketball remain his favorite.
In addition to sports, Kyle has played trumpet in the concert band at school. As a student, Kyle has always been an A-B student. His favorite subject is math because “I’m good with numbers.”
Typically, Kyle spends his free time much like other boys his age: on X-box Live, dirt bikes, four-wheelers and the outdoors.
He can’t wait for summer because, “you can do a lot more in summer than in winter,” he said, adding that he loves to swim in his grandparents’ in-ground pool.
Kyle is interested in pursing a career in engineering, although he is still undecided on which field for now. After graduation, he hopes to attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Rebecca Herter is a sophomore at Hawbridge School and a Teens & Twenties writer.